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PureOS Amber image testing 2020-08-04
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Hi!
This is a tracking bug for feedback on the 2020-08-04 PureOS 9 (Amber) image rebuilds.

these images contain all bugfixes from the last months, which includes a new kernel, as well as more invasive changes on the installer and a critical bugfix to gnome-initial-setup to disallow uppercase letters in usernames.

Things to look for in testing, as always:

  • Does the image boot cleanly?
  • Does the Live installer work?
  • Does the OEM installer work?
  • Does the OEM initial setup work as expected?
  • Does the respective desktop function as expected?
  • Any noticeable bugs/regressions?

In addition for this image, please look out for:

  • Any issue with the installation process?
  • Can you get the OEM initial setup to accept an invalid username? (uppercase letters, etc.?)

You can find the images for the respective flavors here:

GNOME Live: https://downloads.pureos.net/amber/live/gnome/2020-08-04/
GNOME OEM: https://downloads.pureos.net/amber/oem/gnome/2020-08-04/
Plasma Live: https://downloads.pureos.net/amber/live/plasma/2020-08-04/

Please add feedback as reply to this task.
Happy testing!

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mak triaged this task as High priority.Sat, Jul 18, 09:37
mak created this task.

@mak I tested GNOME OEM https://downloads.pureos.net/amber/oem/gnome/2020-07-18/ on baremetal

Selected "swap with hibernation", and also selected to have full disk encryption.

After the installation was completed rebooted a few times, and updated initramfs, just to mess with the /boot files. Rebooted 3 times. LUKS worked every time.

To reply to your questions:

Does the image boot cleanly?

Yes,

Does the OEM installer work?

Yes it acts as expected.

Does the OEM initial setup work as expected?

Yes it worked as expected

Does the respective desktop function as expected?
Any noticeable bugs/regressions?

I did not noticed any regressions

In addition for this image, please look out for:

Any issue with the installation process?

No

Can you get the OEM initial setup to accept an invalid username? (uppercase letters, etc.?)

No I was not able to make a the initial setup accept a username with a uppercase letter.

One note on the UX, the patched version of the initial setup, does not allow the setup to proceed if the user tries to use an uppercase in the username but it does not provide the user an error message explaining why he cannot proceed.

Maybe we could consider in a next release adding to the text of that page of the setup a sentence like: "Use only lowercase letters for your username", so that the user has some explanation on why he cannot proceed

But the Live image and the Plasma image still need testing

also I would add @richard.kolla and @mladen to this issue. As they might want to make tests as well

OEM GNOME

Does the image boot cleanly?

Yes

Does the OEM installer work?

Seems to

Does the OEM initial setup work as expected?

Won't boot.

Any noticeable bugs/regressions?

I erase the disk, install on my SATA SSD with the bootloader going to the MBR of the same drive. Can't boot from the coreboot 4.12-2 boot menu. Will need to confirm with Carlsbad what settings they use when installing PureOS OEM and use those same settings to test.

mak added a comment.Mon, Jul 20, 18:20

[...]

Does the OEM initial setup work as expected?

Won't boot.

Any noticeable bugs/regressions?

I erase the disk, install on my SATA SSD with the bootloader going to the MBR of the same drive. Can't boot from the coreboot 4.12-2 boot menu. Will need to confirm with Carlsbad what settings they use when installing PureOS OEM and use those same settings to test.

Does this work with the old image we currently use, or is this broken there as well? In any case, quite concerning of booting after the OEM setup fails - do you get any error message, if so, which one?

mak renamed this task from PureOS Amber image testing 2020-07-18 to PureOS Amber image testing 2020-07-22.Wed, Jul 22, 13:37
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mak added a comment.Thu, Jul 23, 10:35

@all but especially @richard.kolla : Can you please test the 2020-07-22 image? There were now functional changes, only minor bugfixes from Debian and security fixes (so I expect everything to still work as before).

@mak Tested 2020-07-22 OEM on my Librem Mini. It installs and boots just fine!

Only bug is that during the install, you can select encryption but will allow you to proceed without entering a passphrase.

And a follow up. When the disk has partitions on it, the installer won't allow you to select 'Erase Disk'. I have to install gparted to delete the partitions before the 'Erase Disk' option is available. Don't know if this is a bug or on purpose.

mak renamed this task from PureOS Amber image testing 2020-07-22 to PureOS Amber image testing 2020-08-04.Tue, Aug 4, 10:54
mak updated the task description. (Show Details)
mak added a comment.Tue, Aug 4, 16:18

The image has been updated to incorporate the latest security fixed for a bunch of vulnerabilities in GRUB (less relevant for us if /boot is verified anyway, but still good to have, especially for custom installations).